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How to Install Reolink Argus PT?

Installing a Reolink Argus PT security camera is a very simple process, and it does not require any kind of technical know-how. All you need is a drill and the screws that come with the installation pack, as well as the mounting guide and mounting frame. That is all you need to install the Reolink Argus PT security camera.

Since the Reolink Argus PT does not require any cables to be set it up, the installation process is very simple.

How do I Set up the Reolink argus PT App and Sync it with Your Phone

How do I Set up the Reolink argus PT App and Sync it with Your Phone?

The setup process is quite a simple process, and it involves you stalling the Reolink App on your phone and then following these instructions;

  • The antenna should be screwed in first.
  • Then download the Reolink app and log in.
  • In the top right corner, select the Plus sign.
  • Scan the QR code on the camera’s bottom.
  • After clicking the Wi-Fi connection, turn it on.
  • You can then sign in to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Then click on the “I heard a voice prompt” button.
  •  Next, present the QR code that has been generated on your phone to the camera so that it can scan it. 
  • Finally, click on “Successful connection.”
  • Create a name for the camera and a login and password for the controls of your camera.

How to Install Reolink Argus PT

 All you have to do is use the mounting bracket and mounting guide that was provided to you to install both the camera and the solar panel if you choose to purchase it. So, once you’ve determined your preferred location, all you have to do is use your mounting frame to draw out and mark where you’ll drill your holes into the wall or rim of your roof. Following that, drill your screws into the designated points of entry and install your mounting bracket. After that, simply screw in your security camera, and you should be good to go.

Also, you should make sure to connect your Argus PT security camera to your Wi-Fi so that you don’t have to connect it again and make sure you have synced it up to your phone by using the Reolink app. Also, you have to make sure you’re placing your security camera and solar panel in a very sturdy place because the camera and solar panels are slightly heavy.

How to Install the Solar Panel Along with Your Reolink Argus PT Security Camera

The installation process for setting up your solar panel is very similar to the process of setting up the Reolink Argus PT security camera. All you have to do is use your mounting guide to create an outline of where you would want to place your solar panel.

 That should allow you to figure out where to place your screws and drill them in. Once you have figured out your drill points, all you have to do is place your mounting frame and the drill in the screws to fasten the mounting frame. Then all you have to do is attach your solar panel, and you’re done.

How to Install the Reolink argus PT SD Card

 How to Install the Reolink argus PT SD Card

Setting up your SD card inside your Reolink Argus PT security camera is a very simple process. The first thing you’d need to do is purchase an SD card because Reolink does not provide one. I would recommend getting an 8GB SD card because the video files stored on your SD card are compressed, so it is very unlikely that you will ever fill up an 8GB SD card, but getting a 16GB  SD card would also be a safe option.

So, once you’ve purchased an SD card, simply locate the SD card slot at the bottom of the security camera, directly below the camera lens itself. There should be an SD card cover labelled with an SD card sign there. After that, simply remove the SD card cover and insert your SD card.

Then check your mobile app and see if the camera is reading the SD card. Once it can read and save videos on the SD card, then it should indicate that an SD card has been placed within the security camera. After that, it should prompt you with a format SD card message which should wipe the memory card and encode it to save compressed videos from the Reolink Argus PT security camera.

What should I do if my Reolink Argus PT Security Camera is Not Reading My SD Card?

If your Reolink Argus PT security camera is not reading your SD card, it could mean one of two things. Either the SD card was inserted incorrectly, or it was not fully inserted. However, if your SD card is correctly inserted into the SD card slot, the SD card may be corrupted, and you should return it to the store where you purchased it and get a new one. If everything else fails and your security camera is unable to read the SD card, you may need to have it serviced.

Does Reolink Argus PT work without an SD card_

Does Reolink Argus PT work without an SD card?

While the Reolink Argus PT can function without an SD card, it cannot locally save videos. Additionally, it would require you to store numerous high-resolution, uncompressed videos on your phone, taking up a lot of storage space. Or you might miss some videos and not see some of the things you would typically see if you have not set your device to automatically download.

How long Does the Reolink Argus PT Go Battery Last?

When the Reolink Argus PT Go is in standby mode, with the camera and motion sensors turned off, the battery life will last nearly two months. When used actively, the battery can last between 1-3 weeks on a single charge. This, however, varies greatly depending on its application. This is why the solar panel is so important, as it can power the camera for more than a year.

What are Some of the Pros and Cons of the Reolink Argus PT Go_

What are Some of the Pros and Cons of the Reolink Argus PT Go?


  •  Alerts come instantly 
  • Compression reduces the data charges    
  • Good 1080p camera


  •  It should have thumbnails for recorded videos seen on the app
  • Not very expensive


The installation process for the Reolink Argus PT is very simple, and it does not require a lot of technical knowledge to put it together. The mounting guide and mounting frame are very useful pieces of the installation process and should not be underrated. 

If you have any problems installing your Reolink Argus PT, please let me know in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

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Zeeshan Yousaf

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